Monday, February 8, 2016

Iñárritu Wins Top Prize at Directors Guild Awards


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Mr. Iñárritu was honored for his work on “The Revenant.”

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Privilege of Wild Food


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Cooking cod cakes, and giving thanks for line-caught fish.

Review: ‘Regression’: Memory Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be


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The film, directed by Alejandro Amenábar and starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, finds a detective investigating a child abuse case.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hou Hsiao-Hsien Fuses the Formal and the Bloody


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Well Go releases Mr. Hou’s highly praised “The Assassin” on DVD.

Review: In ‘I Knew Her Well,’ Stefania Sandrelli Reaches for la Dolce Vita


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In this restored 1965 film from the writer-director Antonio Pietrangeli, a would-be starlet fitfully ascends the social stratum.

Deadpool: Meet the Prime Mover Behind the Mercenary


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The comic-book artist Rob Liefeld breathed life into Deadpool back in 1991. Now this Marvel antihero gets his own movie.

Review: In ‘Tumbledown,’ a Book Is the Third Party in a Love Triangle


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Rebecca Hall plays the young grieving widow of an acclaimed indie-folk singer and Jason Sudeikis his brash biographer in this dramedy directed by Sean Mewshaw.

Review: In ‘The Choice,’ a Sudsy Romance That Was Meant to Be


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Based on a book by Nicholas Sparks, the film stars Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker as a pair who fall in love amid rain-soaked trysts and ocean sunsets.

Review: ‘Southbound’ Tells Five Horror Tales, All Set on a Desolate Highway


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This anthology film, by the directors Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and the collective Radio Silence, presents characters who need to escape (and can’t).

Review: In ‘Fort Buchanan,’ Making Love and War


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Benjamin Crotty’s film, set at a French fort, follows a young woman, her two fathers and all the amorous military spouses and lovers around them.

Review: ‘Misconduct’ Stars Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins in a Tale of Corporate Evil


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This action thriller, the directorial debut of Shintaro Shimosawa, also features Al Pacino as a lawyer caught in a power struggle with a corrupt pharmaceutical executive.

Review: ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’ Explores 10 Days That Changed a Filmmaker’s Life and Work


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This comedic fantasy from Peter Greenaway about Sergei Eisenstein’s trip to Mexico in the 1930s quotes Eisenstein at length, while imagining a scandalous personal life.

Review: ‘4th Man Out,’ a Film About Friendship and Coming Out


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Adam, a mechanic in his 20s who has recently come out, tries dating apps with the encouragement of his three lifelong buddies.

Friday, February 5, 2016

‘Spotlight’ Gets a Vatican Audience


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At the start of a three-day meeting, a commission investigating sexual abuse by priests takes a look at the drama.

Review: ‘The Club’ Sees the World Through the Eyes of Damaged Souls


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Pablo Larraín’s film brings the viewer into an uncomfortable state of intimacy with disgraced priests who are perpetrators of hideous crimes.

Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’; More Tea, Dear?


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In this undead ravishing of the Jane Austen novel, Elizabeth Bennet must deal with creatures much, much worse than Mr. Darcy.

Tobias Lindholm Narrates a Scene From ‘A War’


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The director discusses a sequence from his film about Danish military fighting in Afghanistan. It is Oscar-nominated for best foreign language film.

101 Years Ago: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Had its First Screenings


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D.­W. Griffith’s film had instantly anointed him king of the movies, but from its first screenings it also had drawn considerable protest.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Review: In ‘Hail, Caesar!’ the Coens Revisit Old Hollywood


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Joel and Ethan Coen meander in and around their Tinseltown dream factory cracking jokes in a film set a decade after Barton Fink’s meltdown.

‘Zoolander 2’ Creates a Model-Slash-Juggernaut


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With the help of a vast social media network, the fashion world embraces the sequel to the film that poked fun at this image-driven industry.

Below the Line: Editing ‘The Big Short’


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Hank Corwin actually aimed for imperfect cuts as a way to help audiences connect emotionally with Adam McKay’s financial drama.

Review: In ‘Rams,’ Brothers at Odds Face a Shared Threat to Their Livelihood


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The sources of the bad blood are never specified, but it trickles though Grimur Hakonarson’s new film, in some respects a familiar kind of Nordic comedy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Topsy-Turvy Oscars Race May Gain Clarity in Directors Guild Awards


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A look back at the ups and downs of this awards season as the Oscars loom with no clear front-runner for best picture.
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